Freemans is an online shopping website and catalogue brand, based out of Bradford, England. The privately held company is a one stop shop for fashion and clothing for all of the family, as well as electricals, home & garden and other everyday products. It is currently owned by the Otto Group, who own other well known shopping catalogues like Grattan.
As well as popular brands like Converse, Joe Browns and Nike, Freemans also sell many of their own exclusive brands and collections.
Like other credit catalogues you can pay for your purchases on finance by opening a personal account, or you can make a regular upfront payment using a credit or debit card.
What Can You Buy
Whether catalogue shopping or online shopping, Freemans offer a wide variety of quality products. These include:
- Women: Formal & Casual Clothing, Fashion Accessories, Shoes & Heels, Lingerie, Perfume.
- Men: Formal & Casual Clothing, Belts, Wallets, Ties, Trainers & Smart Shows, Fragrances.
- Kids: Baby & Child Clothing, Toys & Games, Footwear, School Supplies, Bedroom Decor.
- Home & Garden: Furniture & Decor, Kitchen & Diningware, DIY, Garden & Patio, Lighting.
- Sports & Leisure: Sportswear, Sports & Exercise Equipment, Bikes, Travel & Luggage.
- Electricals: Small & Large Kitchen Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Grooming, TVs.
Payment & Delivery
Freemans’ personal account offers a number of flexible payment terms. You can pay weekly or pay monthly, buy now and pay later, or clear the balance right away. There are also a number of perks that come with an account, such as the freedom to try any item for 14 days with no commitment. Simply return it before the time is up and pay nothing.
You can also make full upfront payment using a credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard and Meastro.
Standard Delivery of 2 business days is completely free, but you can pay £4.50 for Next Day Delivery, and £5.50 to pick the exact date that you want. If you wish to pick up your order from a local Parcel Shop you don’t have to pay a thing.
When you add an item to your basket you can checkout like a regular eCommerce site, using your credit or debit card, or you can register a personal account and pay on finance. The site is integrated with the catalogue database, which allows you enter a product item number to be taken straight to the page.
As well as categories there are also separate pages for sale items and new arrivals.
Freemans is one of the largest and oldest shopping catalogues in the UK, having been founded in 1904 by John Freeman. In 1963 it went public on the stock market and soon expanded overseas. It was then acquired by the Arcadia Group in the 80s, and then by the Otto Group as the Millennium drew near.
Over the years they have successful used celebrity endorsements to promote the brand, including fashion icon Twiggy in the 60s, sitcom star Wendy Craig in the 70s, football presenter Des Lynam in the 90s, and Denise Van Outen in the mid 2000s.